Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Next screening “Bikur Ha-Tizmoret (The Band’s Visit)” from Israel

Thursday 25th June 2009

6.30pm pre-screening drink
7.00pm film commences

*****1/2 David **** Margaret

"I'm giving it four and a half. I love this film" David Stratton

A Egyptian police band arrives in Israel to perform at the Arab Arts Cultural Centre, only to find themselves in the wrong town...

The eight members of the Alexandria Ceremonial Police Band, led by Toofik, (SASSON GABAI), arrive at an airport in Israel and find no-one is there to meet them.They are here to play at the Arab Culture Centre in a provincial town, but the town they arrive at, by bus, is the wrong one – a dot in the desert where culture of any kind is non-existent. However there IS Dina, (RONIT ELKABETZ), who runs a local café.Dina invites Toofik and Khaled, (SALEH BAKRI), who is a bit of a ladies’ man, to stay at her place; the others find friendly locals who accommodate them. (courtesy ABC 'At the Movie's review)

Rated M
Written (in Arabic, English and Hebrew, with English subtitles) and directed by Eran Kolirin;

Filmed at Yeruham, Negev Desert, Israel

Trailer and ABC's At The Movies review

Director’s interview

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